Actor Kawarazaki Sanshô (Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I) as Takenuki Jinza

「竹抜甚三 河原崎三升」(初代河原崎権十郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 3rd month (?)
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.39867

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39867 (left sheet only), 11.41632a-b (complete diptych)

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 3 aratame (?)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌三改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection